The Middle School Athlete of the Week for February 13, 2020 is Travis Green III '24, a member of the eighth grade boys basketball team. While Travis' basketball skills and ability are apparent to those watching, what is more impressive is his desire and willingness to be the best teammate he can be. When playing, Travis works to incorporate his teammates as much as possible while simultaneously finding ways to score when opportunities become open. He embraces any role given to him. At times, Travis has passed up opportunities to score so his teammates could work on moves developed in practice. He certainly demonstrates that no one person is ever bigger than the game itself, and he shows respect for the game of basketball, his teammates, and his opponents.
Middle School Athlete of the Week
The Middle School Athlete of the Week for February 3, 2020 is Diana Hunigan '25, a member of the middle school girls basketball team. Diana is a good example that hard work and perseverance pays off. She understands the meaning of teamwork and is serious about her responsibility to her teammates on and off the court. She has a can-do attitude and willingness to work hard whether she is cheering for teammates from the sidelines or bringing the ball up the court as the point guard.
The Middle School Athlete of the Week for January 17, 2020 is Yashua Amen '25. Yashua participates in a sport in Whitfield's fall, winter, and spring seasons. As a member of the middle school wrestling team during the winter season, Yashua won the most recent Pirate Tournament pinning each of his opponents. He was also victorious in the ‘Tuesday Night Fights' held at Whitfield last week. Yashua enjoys participating and competing in all of the sports he plays.
The Middle School Athlete of the Week for October 11, 2019 is Cohen Panneri '24 a member of the middle school soccer team. Cohen is coachable and willing to play wherever the team needs him. He always puts 100% effort into both practices and games. Cohen helps out before and after every practice and has improved greatly since last year.
The Middle School Athlete of the Week for October 3, 2019 is Morgan Lee '26, a member of the Whitfield Gray volleyball team. Morgan has worked tremendously hard this year and receives feedback from her coach with a sincere acceptance and desire to do better. She routinely practices at home and shared that she accidentally broke her Mom's lamp because she was practicing in the house! Morgan will continue to improve as a result of her work ethic and motivation.